Coming soon: Rye bar, ice cream stand, coffee and brewed cocktails

Follow these Instagram accounts for a sneak peek of some of the new spots opening in Pittsburgh this spring

by Lindsay Patross
May 20, 2021

Here are six new businesses that will be opening in Pittsburgh this spring. Follow them on social media to see their progress.

Know of another business that will be opening soon? Please share! Reply to this email or tag us on Instagram @verylocalpgh.

40 North @ Alphabet City // Northside

Follow @40NorthPGH on Instagram for updates 

City of Asylum announced on Facebook that a new restaurant will be moving into the restaurant space that is connected to the bookshop (this used to be Bruge on North). The executive chef will be Bethany Zozula who was most recently the chef at the Whitfield in the Ace Hotel.

Photo courtesy of La Bodega

La Bodega // Southside

Follow @labodegapgh on Instagram for updates

What we know: La Bodega will be bringing tacos, burritos and fresh Aguas Frescas to Carson Street.  La Bodega will be opening up right next to Viridis.

Mount Oliver Bodega // Mount Oliver?

According to chef Kevin Sousa’s recent Instagram post, this bodega will offer wine and food. Based on the name, we assume this will be located in Mount Oliver.

Arlington Beverage Club // Allentown

Follow @abcpgh or @sousapgh for updates

The Arlington Beverage Club has been in the works for a few years. According to a January 2020 article from the Pittsburgh Current, Kevin Sousa plans to bring elevated bar food to this space that once housed a neighborhood social club.

From Sousa’s Instagram post:

“a wonderful time capsule of an OG Pittsburgh bar (formerly a private social club) – with wood paneling, vinyl bar stools and that oddly comforting grandma’s house smell completely intact.”

You can see some of the space in this 2019 interview on Pittsburgh Today Live:

Bitter End Rye Bar // Etna

Follow @BitterEndEtna on Twitter for updates

What we know: Based on their most recent Twitter post, Bitter End Rye Bar is still building out the interior.

Vanilla Pastry Studio // East Liberty

Follow Vanilla Pastry Studio on Facebook for updates

What we know: We reached out to the sugar fairy to find out more. Check out our story on the return of cupcakes to East Liberty for all of the details.

Rear End Gastropub & Garage // Etna

Follow @RearEndEtna on Twitter for updates

What we know: It looks like there will be space for outdoor seating.

The Black Canary (coffee & ice cream) // Springdale

Follow @theblackcanarycoffee on Instagram for updates

What we know: The Black Canary is set up for you to get some work done; check out the outlets in the table. And, they will have outdoor seating.

Dari Delite Swissvale

Swissvale Dari Delite // Swissvale

Follow Swissvale Dairy Delite on Facebook for updates

What we know: New owners are bringing ice cream back to Swissvale. The Dari Delight building has been vacant for years and work is underway to reopen the shop by the summer.

If you are looking for an excuse to explore Swissvale, check out our video on this hidden record shop in the neighborhood.


Goodlander Cocktail Brewery // Larimer

Follow @Goodlandercraftcocktails on Instagram for updates

What we know: Goodlander is the latest project from cocktail expert Wes Shonk. (Wes wrote our guide to Pittsburgh vodkas and our guide to egg nog last year.) Goodlander is setting up shop on Hamilton Avenue in Larimer. Near KLVN coffee and East End Brewing. Check out their crowdfunding video to learn more (plus, they’ve already met their funding goal).

UPDATE: Check out our story on Goodlander to learn more.

Still Mill Distilling // Swissvale

Follow @still_mill_distillery on Instagram for updates 

What we know: We spotted the signage for this new distillery on a recent visit to H-Lane Coffee and Dry Goods. Keep an eye out for this micro-batch distillery to open this spring.


Some news from a few of our favorite spots

Pittsburgh Sandwich Society will be parking in Millvale

According to their Instagram account, Pittsburgh Sandwich Society will be opening a storefront in Millvale. (If you haven’t tried Pittsburgh Sandwich Society yet, check out our video to learn more about what they have been serving up from their truck.)

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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